Quake rocks South Bay

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Here is what they say at 8:51 p.m. Magnitude 5.0 - local magnitude Time Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 8:39:36 PM Monday, May 18, 2009 at 3:39:36 Distance from Lennox, CA - 2 km E Inglewood, CA - 2 km SSE Hawthorne, CA - 3 km NNE Westmont, CA - 3 km W Los Angeles Civic Center, CA - 15 km SSW Coordinates 33 deg. Full Story
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Oxnard, CA

#1 May 17, 2009
That thing didn't wake me up gently... I screamed, it was quite a jolt, and you just never know when the big one is going to happen.

Oxnard, CA

#2 May 17, 2009
Santa Ana? I don't live in Santa Ana, I live in the South Bay.
obama man

Dallas, TX

#3 May 17, 2009
be safe and check your supplies.
Be careful of the next riots.

Beaumont, CA

#4 May 17, 2009
Felt about 5 seconds before it hit and it was a good jolt

Long Beach, CA

#5 May 17, 2009
hope all are ok. felt it good in redondo beach. be safe all.

Long Beach, CA

#6 May 17, 2009
torrance? i live in redondo beach.

United States

#7 May 17, 2009
By the way, Grace, the city shown with a writer's comments never is the correct one.

My daughter lives in Del Mar and felt it, so much for distance from the epicenter that is was felt.

Lomita, CA

#8 May 17, 2009
That one had a good jolt to it. Second one this month I felt. Hope it isnt a precursor. a few bottles fell off my bookcase but nothing damaged or broken thank God.

Vista, CA

#9 May 17, 2009
Felt it in San Marcos, just rattled my book case.

Seattle, WA

#10 May 17, 2009
5.0? What? it felt like a 11.3.(exaggerated of course) but definitely thought it was a lot higher than what it was recorded

Jacksonville, FL

#11 May 17, 2009
Haha Grace, I fell victim to the wrong city too. At least yours in the same general area. I live in Lomita not San Fran.

Seattle, WA

#12 May 17, 2009
Rick wrote:
Haha Grace, I fell victim to the wrong city too. At least yours in the same general area. I live in Lomita not San Fran.
Guess what Rick, now you have moved to Florida!
Probably to get away from the scary quakes.
Pedro Girl

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#13 May 17, 2009
It started out as a light roll...with just enough time to think it's an earthquake, then a few good jolts to remind you that we live in earthquake country! A good reminder that we have to be prepared and give thanks for our loved ones.

Hermosa Beach, CA

#14 May 17, 2009
I thought the same thing, Junior. I felt sure it was at least a 7.0. It felt more like an explosion than a quake.

Hermosa Beach, CA

#15 May 17, 2009
It was crazy here in Hermosa...like a truck hit my house!
Hummus House_ Hawthorne

Manhattan Beach, CA

#16 May 17, 2009
Lots of shake at the Hummus House Restaurant in Hawthorne. Strong Building. No broken china. Just little bit scary. Customers calmed down and continued meals. The phone stopped working for 10 minutes and then came back on line.

Decatur, GA

#17 May 17, 2009
very strong in Torrance. We had items fall of shelves and walls, thankfully everyone is safe. I am very shaken up (pardon the pun!)!

Carson, CA

#18 May 17, 2009
We were upstairs, felt a significant jolt. Immediately, took cover.Trophies fell of the self, items scattered in my garage. Husband got call from neighbor stating the water heaters burst in their garage.

Carson, CA

#19 May 17, 2009
I'm in Carson, CA near the South Bay Pavillion

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#20 May 17, 2009
Yea, i sure felt it here in Peedro. I thought that my plasma was gonna fly off the mount!! I did make sure that i had my flashlights close by though, just in case of a power-outage.

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